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After the Jabberwock...

Postby dragon hunter » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:43 pm

I have been wondering how The Boy might have gone on to catch the Jubjub bird and the Bandersnatch after the Jabberwocky.

So here are my added verses that I thought you might enjoy.

Jabberwocky - All Told
(With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

With shelly voice and quaking thighs
A Knight, with oft-repeating quote,
Drew near with candles in his eyes.
And scar empeckled throat.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that b-b-bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious B-B-Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

The Bandersnatch had teeth askroo
And scores of claws to screech on glass.
The boy took net of spun bamboo
And frumed it well with wrasse.

The shunning season opened fresh
With fraken rumours of a snatch
And furious shreddings in the mesh
Vast coils of oily flesh.

He tied both ends in quantum knots
And dragged the beast up Chasm Head
He let it drop, the plummet ………………..plop!
Sent ripples round and red.

“What’s more, what’s more - ” the boy avowed
As mawling wingbeats quilled the light.
“That Jubjub bird I will enshroud
In hargone armonite!”

It nested deep in sprickle trees
Where uffish thoughts were thought to wring.
So reaching up with reckless glee
He tuckled it with string.

One two, one two, with loops of glue
He bound it in a pondrous wrap!
Beneath its leg, he fetched an egg
And feather for his cap.

“Congratulations!” cooed the Knight
Tossing his helmet skillywize.
‘Twas bright in Tulgey Wood that night
So they could dramatize!

They baked the egg in gloaming tarts
And feasted well on fists of ham
They drank to vintage daring hearts
By dram, … by dram, … by dram!

Gold banners floo in bright azoo
From castle tuppets blunked with snow.
That vorpal blade, strung o’er the broo
Was all that’s left to show.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


Laurence Smith. 2016

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